Meet our Qatari employees
Part of a series of profiles and short clips following Qatari employees in their daily personal and work lives.
Meet some of our remarkable people
For young Qatari graduates, the Energy sector offers both an excellent opportunity for career progression, and also the opportunity to add value to the state of Qatar.
After graduating from the University of Manchester in England, Mohammed Al Rayahi wanted to move back home to Qatar and work for a company that helped him support his country. Shell offered him the perfect opportunity.
Osama Ahmad quickly rose through the ranks after joining Shell as a graduate, and is now the Site Reliability Manager at Pearl GTL, the largest Gas-to-Liquids plant in the world. He explains how Shell has offered him countless learning and development opportunities.
Joining Qatar Shell as a Reservoir Engineer was the fulfilment of a long-term ambition for Abdulla Al-Amoodi. While he was a student at the University of Tulsa, USA, Al-Amoodi set his sights on working for the organization. However, he had to wait several years before joining the company.
After obtaining a BSc in Business Administration, with a track in Manufacturing and Management Consulting and a minor in Sociology, from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Hussain was approached by several local companies offering multiple employment opportunities. He ultimately chose to join Qatar Shell’s Finance Graduate Programme - developed to allow for integrated learning through role rotation - in July 2013.
For young Qataris with friends and family working in the oil and gas industry, pursuing a career in the energy sector can be considered a natural choice. The story is no different for Abdulaziz Al Senaidi, who was introduced to the energy sector through Qatar Petroleum’s graduate programme after finishing school.
In 2010, after graduating from Georgetown University, Ibrahim Al-Derbasti joined the Shell Graduate Programme in Qatar as a Contract Engineer because he wanted to be part of an international company, but still be treated as an individual.